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our vision and mission Our vision is to know God and enjoy Him forever. Our mission is to build a Christian community by making fully devoted disciples of non-religious and nominally religious people.

general information Baptism is offered the second full weekend of every month at the North Campus (except June-July due to annual picnic baptism in June). Baptism class is required and offered at the start of every service on the third full weekend of the month. Meet in North Campus Room 133. Registration is not required, please attend the class of your choice.


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there’s a place for everyone in the vineyard! study, topical studies, special interests, recreation,


worship, prayer, recovery, fellowship, and service.

children & student ministries empowering

CHILDREN KOTV Kids On The Vine (3 months-grade 5) Children’s weekend Worship Celebrations–where we show kids the love of Jesus. Includes group worship with singing and ageappropriate teaching. Check in at the KOTV desk at both campuses.

Ecuador Missionary: Ben Gonzales or North Campus Weekend Worship Celebrations: Saturday (West Auditorium) at 5 p.m. Sunday (West Auditorium) at 9 & 11 a.m. & 5 p.m.

AWANA (age 3-grade 5): Helping kids to know, love, and serve Jesus through Bible lessons and Scripture memory, all while having fun! Meets Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. throughout the school year. Register online at You can also pick up a form in the Welcome/Information Centers or Children's Check-in. If you have questions or want to volunteer, contact Sabrina Rancudo at 816.686.8154 or

Brighton Campus Weekend Worship Celebration: Sunday at 10 a.m. Like us on Facebook at Vineyard Church.

pastoral staff Fred Herron, Senior Pastor Brady Testorff, Youth & Young Adult Pastor Curt Bartlett, Worship Pastor Gary Heese, Pastoral Care Pastor Jeremiah Toole, Brighton Campus Worship Pastor Jim Riegel, Pastor Emeritus Kevin Townsend, Servant Evangelism & Brighton Campus Pastor Mark Duncan, Jr. High Pastor Roger Sodsod, Executive Pastor of Adult Ministries Roger Wilson, Executive Pastor of Family Life Steve Jones, Young Adult Worship Pastor Tim Dykes, Connections & Missions Pastor Tony Wilks, Executive Pastor To contact the staff above use the first initial of the first name and their entire last Example:

ONE CHURCH–TWO LOCATIONS North Campus: 12300 nw arrowhead trafficway Kansas city, mo 64165 o: 816.734.8100


f: 816.734.8390

Brighton Campus: Hwy 152 & N Brighton (NorthGlen 14 Theatres)

KOTV (Kids On The Vine) is looking for volunteers for the following areas. Contact Lisa Kunkel for more information at 816.734.8100 or • 20 Safety Team members • 8 Sound Team members • 5 Event Team members • 4 Creative Team members • Unlimited Prayer Team members

Today's sermon: The Plans I Have for You Ruth 3:1-18

JR. HIGH STUDENTS H2O (grades 6-8) Jr. High students meet for worship and interactive teaching. Check the calendar inside for times at both campuses.

we are glad god has brought you here today.

groups for all ages meet throughout the week for Bible

Communion is served the first full weekend of every month. Prayer Requests: Please let us know if you are going in the hospital, having a procedure done, or have any pastoral care needs. Please call the church office at 816.734.8100.


children & student ministries


JR. & SR. HIGH STUDENTS Connect Wednesday (grades 6-12) meets Wednesdays in North Campus Room 131, 6:30-8 p.m. Youth meet for worship and small groups through the school year. Students sign up for their small group choice at Connect Wednesday. This Fall our Discipleship and Small Group options are: • Case for Christ: Investigative journalist and atheist, Lee Strobel decided to investigate Jesus for himself. Join him in his journey from skepticism to faith. • Case for Faith: Teens are on the frontlines everyday defending Christianity. Their friends ask tough questions. Lee Strobel provides biblically solid answers in contemporary language, with charts, illustrations, and stories that clarify abstract truths. • Family Matters: Divorce through the eyes of a teen. This group is designed to give hope and restoration to teens hurting from the changes of divorce.

Back-2-School Bash & Muckfest (grades 6-12): Saturday, September 15 from 6-10 p.m. for youth and their friends. The entry fee is $10 per person. There will be games, prizes, a concert, special guests "Team Xtreme," and "The Food Fight" (please wear old clothes). Parent volunteers are needed and asked to contact Denise Bearce at 816.734.8100 or dbearce@

SR. HIGH STUDENTS THE ROCK (grades 9-12) ` Sr. High students meet Sunday nights, 5-6:15 p.m. in the East Auditorium for games, worship, and teaching.

frequently asked questions

Labor Day is Monday, September 3rd. Offices are closed and no classes are scheduled.

I’m new here, what is my next step? You are invited to attend Pastor Connect offered after every weekend service in North Campus Room 133. One of our pastors will be on hand to visit with you and give you a Welcome Packet and a gift.

How do I join a small group? Easy. Check out the Journey Guide located in the Information Center. Contact the leader of the group you want to join or e-mail There’s a group that’s just right for you!

September 1 & 2, 2012

How do I become a member of Vineyard Church and learn what it is all about? You are invited to attend Vineyard 101 - Connecting with the Vineyard. Option 1: Saturday, October 20, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the East Auditorium, or Option 2: Two Thursdays, Oct. 18 & 25, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Register online at

How do I get prayer for something specific? A prayer team is available to pray for you after every Celebration Service in the front of the Auditorium. Prayer Request cards are available in the chair backs. Fill out the card and drop it in the offering. The pastoral staff and prayer team pray over these requests.

Celebrate with us!

events and happenings at the vineyard

v o l u n t e e r m inistry opportunities

small groups

Joy Ministry is looking for high school and adult volunteers to buddy one-on-one with special needs children at KOTV on Saturdays at 5 p.m. All you need is a willing heart and love for kids. Contact Beth Jones at 816.805.2178 or

Get Connected! There are many ongoing Small Groups and Common-Interest Groups listed in the NEW Fall Journey Guide. Pick up your copy of the Journey Guide or search through the list of groups online at and get connected!


Food Pantry: Serve a couple of times monthly on Monday, Wednesday, or Saturday mornings from 9-11:30 a.m. to put food away and to assist families needing food. If interested contact Denise Bearce at 816.734.8100. Meals Ministry is looking for people who have a heart to help those who need meals because of an illness, surgery, or child birth. If you are willing to prepare and/ or deliver a prepared meal, contact Cyndi Wolfe at 816.858.2233. Contact Cyndi if you are in need of assistance or know of someone in our church who is in need. Welcome Team: We need greeters, ushers, Welcome Center volunteers, parking lot attendants, emergency responders, and security personnel. Come to one service and serve at another. Contact Tim Dykes at


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grow at the vineyard Vineyard 101Connecting with the Vineyard Vineyard 201Growing in the Vineyard 200 SeriesBecoming more like Christ Vineyard 301Leading in the Vineyard

Coffee Team: The Café is in need of volunteers for all services. Positions are available for both the coffee and espresso side. Training is provided. Contact Curt Bartlett at Care and Share Ministry connects people in need with those who are willing to donate. If you would like to donate; or are in need of tangible items; or to sign up to receive the monthly newsletter of items, contact Candice Cavalier at candice.cava

Recommended Reading . . . This week the Executive Pastor of Adult Ministries, Roger Sodsod, recommends "Celebration of Discipline" by Richard J. Foster for your spiritual growth. It is our featured book and is available for 20% off this weekend in the Bookstore.

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Hearts & Hands is a common-interest group for anyone interested in different types of handiwork; knitting, crocheting, tatting, cross stitch, etc. Share materials, talents, and experience over a cup of coffee. Meets the last Thursday of the month, Sept. 27, in North Campus claSS to Room 135, 7-8:30 p.m. Contact Lori Johnson at 816.529.4001 or Vineyard Food Pantry Garden meets Sundays in North Campus Room 135 at 4 p.m. This group's mission is to provide fresh produce for the Food Pantry. Contact Sharon Anderson at 469.766.4779 or une_perle@ Vineyard Joggers meet Saturdays in the church parking lot from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for jogging or walking on the outer church road. Routes of 2.5, 3, and 3.5 miles are mapped out for you. Contact Jason Key at 816.419.9196 or

Vineyard Golfers meets Fridays 5-7 p.m. at Shoal Creek golf course. Men and women can use this time as an outreach by inviting friends, co-workers, or neighbors to join us in fellowship, fun, fresh air, and the opportunity to test our patience and focus on joy. League play cost is $27. Contact Jason Acker at 816.589.3244. Rachel's Vineyard Retreat is September 14-16. This weekend retreat offers an opportunity for healing for any man or woman who has struggled with emotional or spiritual pain after the choice of abortion. The retreat gives you a chance, in a nonjudgmental environment, to begin healing and experience God's love and compassion. Married couples are encouraged to attend. Participation is strictly confidential. Cost is $175 for meals, private room, and all retreat materials. Financial assistance available. Contact Kathy and Dan at 816.401.4594 or rv.north.kc@ Please visit our website at

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church life Food Pantry serves 1255 individuals monthly! YOUR HELP COUNTS! We need: • Canned meat (Tuna/Chicken) • Hamburger Helper • Canned soup • Spaghetti sauce You can support the Food Pantry by donating food items or providing funds. To volunteer, contact Denise Bearce at 816.734.8100.

A big THANK YOU to everyone who donated a Back-2-School Backpack and to those who volunteered to make the outreach a huge success! Because of your generosity, we were able to provide over 350 backpacks filled with school supplies to support families in need within our church and local community.

3rd ANNUAL WOMEN'S SWAP MEET & POTLUCK SOCIAL Friday, September 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. East Auditorium Bring a new or gently used home decor item to swap and a covered dish to share. Drinks provided. We're sorry, but the deadline to reserve childcare for a fee was August 24.

How We Love Seminar: Sept. 28-29 and Oct. 5-6, Fridays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. in North Campus Room 131. This is a 2-weekend videodriven seminar that helps you discover the root of your relationship problems. Our early life experiences, for better or worse, teach us how to love. Stumbling over the same irksome "dance steps" in their relationships, people usually have no clue there's another way—a better way. Please check out www.howwelove. com and take the Love Style Quiz in preparation for the class. Register online at www.

e n c o u r a g i n g

Men’s Groups • Tuesday a.m. call Tim Dykes at 913.269.3434 • Thursday p.m. call Tom Turner at 816.896.5261 • Saturday a.m. call Tom Turner at 816.896.5261 • Saturday a.m. call Tim Lanzone at 429.5856 Women’s Groups • Tuesday a.m. call Dawn Bononi at 816.294.0856 • Tuesday p.m. call Judy Molina at 816.415.0043 • Wednesday p.m. call Diane Peterson at 816.769.0739 • Thursday p.m. call Tina MacDowell at 816.256.0909

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ch u r c h calendar FYI: All room numbers listed below are at the North Campus September 1, Saturday iPad Users Group, East Lobby, 7-8:30 p.m. H20 (Jr. High students), Room 131, 5 p.m. Pastor Connect, Room 133, after the service Weekend Celebration: North Campus, West Auditorium, 5 p.m. September 2, Sunday Food Pantry Community Garden, Room 135, 4-6 p.m. H20, (Jr. High students), Room 131, 9 & 11 a.m. Pastor Connect, Room 133, after each service The Rock (Sr. High students), East Auditorium, 5-6:15 p.m. Vineyard 201, East Auditorium, 1-2:30 p.m. Weekend Celebration: Brighton Campus, 10 a.m. includes KOTV & H20 Ministries Weekend Celebrations: North Campus, 9 & 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. September 3, Monday—Labor Day! No classes are scheduled Offices are closed September 4, Tuesday Disciple Bible Study I, Room 113, 6:30-8:20 p.m. Disciple Bible Study III, West Lobby, 6:30-8:20 p.m. Tim Dykes Small Group, Room 133, 6-7 a.m. September 5, Wednesday AWANA, 6:30-8 p.m. Connect Wednesday, Room 131, 6:30-8 p.m. Faith-based Playdate, Room 121, 9:30-11 a.m. Holicky/Gant Women's Small Group, Room 130, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Power of the Spoken Word, Room 130, 12-1:30 p.m. September 6, Thursday Disciple Bible Study II, Room 113, 6:30-8:20 p.m. Deeper Walk With Jesus, Room 115, 6-8 p.m. Hands & Hearts, Room 135, 7-8:30 p.m. Men at Work in The Word, Room 133, 6:30-8 p.m. September 7, Friday The Watch, Room 133, 7-9 p.m. Women's SWAP Meet & Potluck Social, E Auditorium, 6:30 p.m. September 8, Saturday H20, Room 131, 5-6:15 p.m. Pastor Connect, Room 133, after the service Saturday Morning Men's Group, Room 130, 8-9:30 a.m. Small Group Leader Vision Breakfast, E Auditorium, 8 a.m. Tim Lanzone's Small Group, Room 133, 8-9:30 a.m. Weekend Celebration: North Campus, West Auditorium, 5 p.m.

Miss a past weekend message or want to share a great message you heard with a friend or relative? You can watch past sermons online at Mark your calendar: September 15: Back-to-School Bash & Muckfest

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Vineyard Bulletin 201209202  

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